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to the global economy. if not, they might sink into a global recession. >> we have heard the u.s. say that europe must get its act together and putting extreme pressure on them reaching a solution. is there anything the u.s. can do in practical terms at this point? >> know. from the point of european leaders, it is pretty rich to hear tim geithner telling them what to do. i think what is different in europe is that the banking sector is much bigger. this is four times the size of the u.s. banking sector. the sovran crisis is much bigger. the stakes are higher and many governments have to come together. -- the sovereign crisis is much higher. >> thank you for joining us. rescue workers in turkey are continuing to search for survivors from the earthquake. two people have been pulled out from the rubble. one of them is a university student and was found alive 60 hours after the earthquake. rescue workers broke into the floor as he emerged from the debris. our correspondent sent this report. >> slowly they are digging down into the heart of the masses of concrete that were once people's h
. special report on the very young who is being shipped from the heat -- uganda to the uk for use in witchcraft. and taking a shortcut -- one marathon runner from the 26 miles a bit too much, butangt the bus certainly helped. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also or around the globe. there is heavy fighting in libya denied as troops of the national libyan council push hard into the city intosirte. fighters in the gaddafi stronghold have put up surprisingly fierce resistance, but now, according to bbc reporters who are with forces of the government, there are only a few streets still left in the hands of gaddafi loyalists. >> a war that has lasted nine months across libya has come down to a few streets and suburbs in colonel gaddafi cozy home town. the fighting on the streets of sirte is ferocious and intense. the town is being pummeled and pounded into submission. a place gaddafi favored above all others in libya flattened block by block. after a battle that lasted more than a week, this day began with soldiers from the new government loading their ammunition belts for
into recession and take the rest of us with them. >> we have heard the u.s. say that you're past to get their act together. is any thing that the u.s. can do in practical terms at this point? >> no. from the point of view of european leaders, it is a pretty rich to hear tim geithner telling them what to do. the u.s. did act quickly after their own financial crisis. the banking sector is four times the size of the u.s. banking sector. this often crisis is much bigger, the stakes are much higher. this is a much more difficult situation. much more complex. >> thank you. >> in turkey, rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors from the earthquake. two people have been pulled from the rubble. one of them is a university t student that was found alive 60 hours after the earthquake struck. rescue workers broke into applause as he emerged from the debris. our correspondent sent this report. >> slowly, they are digging down into the heart of the masses of concrete that were once people's homes. they are pulling away the masonry piece by piece. four days on, they have heard no signs of life. new
auspices bbc world news america. billionaire behind bars. the u.s. -- what this sentence for insider trading. workers snatched from the largest refugee camp. and the chilean miners celebrate one year after their rescue. their fate has not always been so mary. -- so merry. welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. today raj rajaratnam was sentenced for his role in one of the biggest insider-trading cases in history. they had pushed for 25 years. the judge issued a warning to anyone tempted to follow the same path. we were in the courtroom and sent this report. >> it is hard to believe that raj rajaratnam was once little- known outside the world of wall street hedge funds before he came a poster boy for crimes that judge described as a virus in our business culture that needs to be eradicated. the drama played out inside this manhattan courthouse in room 17 b. he has only a few weeks before he must report to prison on november 28. down the road on wall street, they have been watching closely. raj rajaratnam was accused of making $50 million running an insider-trad
for his safety. there have been acts of kindness. >> thank you so much for joining us. the u.s. secretary of state calls it a dangerous escalation, a senior u.s. centers said it may be an act of war. the alleged iranian plot to kill the saudi ambassador to washington had american officials fuming today. hillary clinton also warned the government will be held accountable. the u.s. has charged two iranians. >> this is the organization at the heart of the u.s. allegations. iran's revolutionary guards corps. it is the most powerful institution in iran. inside the guard corp. is a smaller group, special operations. americus says that this man, manssor arbabsiar, has admitted being hired by the force to carry out a first ever attack inside the united states. >> it is an outrageous act and the iranians will have to be held accountable. when you see the case presented, you will find there is compelling evidence for the assertion been made from local sources. >> his -- here is the target of the plot. saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states, adel al-jubeir. and theburden of proof hama amount
that ended his life, but colonel gaddafi is dead after this. this rebel fighter told us he and a select group had known for a number of days that the former dictator was holed up, but they had kept the information secret. "-- >> if we had revealed the secret, anything could have happened. gaddafi might have tried to escape just as a woman or even committed suicide. >> more than 24 hours after his death, colonel gaddafi still lay unburied. the people are trying to rebuild their country and to leave libya still needs to be convinced that the former dictator is finally gone. >> the libyan people do not believe that he is dead. >> pictures are also now emerging that throw into question the circumstances surrounding the death of colonel gaddafi's son. the pictures taken shortly after his capture show him i lied and relatively relaxed. but his bullet-scarred body in the freezer shows a different story. -- the pictures taken shortly after his capture show him alive and relatively relaxed. more from the corner will conduct a post-mortem pyridine national transitional council maintains gaddafi was kil
america" reporting from washington. a 11 years in prison. the longest sentence in u.s. history for insider trading. kidnapped at gunpoint. aids workers are snatched from the world's largest refugee camp. and chilean miners celebrate one year after their rescue. their fate has not always been so merry. welcome to our viewers around the globe. once a high-flying financier, today he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in one of the biggest insider- trading cases in american history. prosecutors wished for 25 years. the judge issued a clear warning for anyone tempted to follow the same path. our reporter was inside the courtroom in new york and send this report. >> he was once little known outside the world of wall street hedge funds. that was before he committed a crime the judge described as a virus in the business culture that needs to be eradicated. the drama that played out in front of this manhattan courthouse had him saying little as he waited to learn his fate. he has only a few weeks before he must report to prison on november 28. down the road on wall street, they have b
steve has had. even the president used water to show condolences'. -- used twitter to show condolences'. >> he had a tremendous charisma, and he believed things so passionately that you would believe them. >> steve jobs, adopted as a baby and later a college dropout, was always determined to follow its own path. more than 30 years ago with apple's co-founder steve wozniak he said out to bring personal computers into the home. >> almost any time we had discussions about how something should be done, he was almost always right. >> the drive for perfection made him a demanding colleague, but he persuaded consumers to pay top prices for gadgets like the iphone and the ipad that look and often worked better than their rivals. and when he was forced out of apple for more than a decade, it changed another industry with picks are. he pioneered the animation unit. he tells students at stanford university that facing death brought things into focus. >> your time is limited, so do not waste living someone else's life. do not be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's
>> this is "bbc world news america." license to kill, two men linked to iran are rest in the u.s. after allegedly trying to assassinate the saudi ambassador. it is a plot made for the movies, says the fbi. child sacrifice in uganda. little allen was lucky to survive. >> the man that he claims kidnap him for sacrifice lives in this village. members of this community tell us that they continue to take children and sacrifice them. >> tiny slovakia deals a blow to the massive bureau -- eurozone. can they ever find economic harmony? welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also are around the globe. the plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador was conceived and directed from iran according to u.s. officials. they announced they had broken up the alleged scheme and arrested two men with links to the iranian government. they vow to iran would be held accountable. dodge the alleged plot was to kill this man, the long servings saudi ambassador. the head of the fbi said it sounded like fiction, but the plot was all too real. >> individuals from one country sought to conspire with a dru
back. terror was used as a political weapon. today, we can definitively say the good of the regime has come to an end. the last major strongholds have fallen. the new government is consolidating control over the country in one -- and one of the world's longest-serving dictators is no more. >> one of the american politicians who pushed hardest for the u.s. to get involved in the nato mission is senator marco rubio of florida. he joins me from capitol hill. thank you for joining me. you have been a firm advocate of the nato mission. i imagine you feel this justifies your position. >> this is an opportunity for the libyan people to turn the page. i think all the credit belongs to them for taking up this cause. obviously, i know they are grateful for the help from nato, but this is a day i am happy for the libyan people. they have an opportunity to build a free and prosperous libya. >> the canadians have already said they think they will and their military involvement in the next couple of weeks. nato is meeting tomorrow in brussels. do you think it is time for the international community
-will gestures by israel in order to move negotiations forward. >> michelle, thanks for joining us. in the last few minutes, a number of palestinian prisoners who were released today have arrived in syria. these were the scenes broadcast live on syrian tv at the airport as the prisoners got off their plane to a crowd of cheering well-wishers. under the terms of today's exchange, 40 detainees were immediately deported from palestinian territory. turkey and qatar will also take in some. for the latest on the prisoner swap deal, head to our web site. you will find reaction from families of the thousand or so prisoners due to be exchanged for shalit. and that's all at bbc.com/news. now to libya and the u.s. secretary of state, clinton has held talks with the leaders of libya. at a town hall style meeting, mrs. clinton said she was proud to be standing on the free soil of libya and seeing its future being born. we have this report from tripoli. >> hillary clinton flue into tripoli on a military transporter not her usual american boeing and not equipped to deal with the threat of surface-to-air missi
are arrested in the u.s. after trying to assassinate the saudi ambassador. it is a plot for a movie, says the fbi. child sacrifice, new victims, and one was very lucky to survive. we have a special report. >> the many claims kidnapped him for sacrifice live in this village and were arrested and released without charge, but members of this community say they continue to take children for sacrifice. >> and hidden below the ice of antarctica, a group of scientists are digging deep to find a source of life that has never been seen before. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the world. a plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to washington was conceived and directed from iran, according to u.s. officials, who today announced they have broken up the scheme and arrested two men with links to the saudi government. they announced the two charged apparently met members of the mexico drug cartel to carry up the order. and for more on the latest developments, i enjoyed by the bbc's adam brooke. >> they say this was a plot like in a movie. a man according to the charge shee
. the deaths have gotten more gruesome. veracruz used to those -- to boast that it was mexico's safest city. more than 100 people have been killed in the last month. 35 people have been left in the street in daylight. empty homes have been boarded up after they were used as headquarters. >> this is one of more than three locations were more than 30 bodies were found just a few days ago. it is part of a vicious battle that has been taking place, and the marines have now been deployed to the streets of the city which until recently was prepared please save region was perfectly safe. >> many of them are victims of tit-for-tat. speaking out is a rare and dangerous thing to do in mexico, but janet figueroa is prepared to take to clear her father's name. he was a mechanic caught in the crossfire of a gun battle. janet says the state fabricated evidence he was a criminal. and why is this used to be a safe city. i never imagined something like this -- >> this used to be a safe city. i never imagined something like this would happen. we have received threats, but i have to speak out that civilians a
gaddafi. now our guides were keen to show us that he was gone. the spectacle was over and the lines had been drawn. the country was ready to move on. g chips in the new libya. this giant fist once stood in colonel gaddafi's libyan compound. now it has been brought back here to misrata as a sign of their achievement. colonel gaddafi's body is the ultimate war trophy of all, and the five days of wrangling over its burial was a sign of the intensive political positioning that is now going on behind the scenes. >> the defeated loyalists are getting used to a new reality. this man is now a prisoner. he was one of those who prepared muammar gaddafi body for burial. he said the colonel's followers have only one option now. >> everything was clear. now the end of gaddafi means a new life. >> but it is not going to be easy. in misrata, very slowly, life is beginning to get back to normal, as people change from their military fatigues back to civilian clothes. the real revolution starts here, this man told me, after the death of gaddafi. this was a peaceful revolution we started back in february.
. the former pakistani president gives us his friend assessment of where things stand with the u.s.. >> there is a breakdown in confidence between pakistan and the u.s.. >> get ready broadway, there is a new twist on the language barrier leaving audiences laughing. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. after a marathon session which stretched into the morning, the leaders of the eurozone said they struck a deal which will help solve the debt crisis. banks are being asked to write off half of what they were owed. global markets cheered what they heard, was this enough to save the euro? clucks europe woke to the news that against expectations, the leaders had agreed on a plan to fix the eurozone crisis. it might not where did the big bazooka some are calling for but politicians claimed that during the night the euro had been saved. >> i think it is much better than before. >> you will have to wait a couple of days to be sure. >> stock markets enjoyed a bounce. the euro crisis had been seen as increasing the risk of global recession. leaders had been unde
afghanistan. there is the means of whoever would like to use those against both countries. the taliban would like to move a finger without pakistan's support. the fact is that the taliban were and are stationed in pakistan. we all know that. the pakistani government knows that, we know that. this is not in a manner of accusation and reprimand -- reprimand. >> if you say that you will not talk to the very people -- >> we did not say that we will not talk to them, we don't know who to talk to. we don't have an address. the moment we have been addressed, we will talk to them. >> the policy until just the other day was to talk this to them. >> we were demanding, we are asking for negotiations. we wanted to talk to them. with the assassination of the president by someone who came in the name of a messenger from the have an we don't address of someone to talk to. you don't talk to suicide bombers to come in the messages of peace. the fact that we are not dealing with an identifiable individual as representing the taliban or a place that we can knock on and say, we want to talk to. until that place
. the former president of pakistan gives his frank assessment of where things stand up with the u.s. >> there is a lack of confidence between the u.s. and pakistan. >> get ready, broadway. "chinglish" is coming to town with a new take on language barriers that leaves audiences laughing. welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. the french president calls it a deal that has saved the world from catastrophe. markets around the globe surged after european leaders agreed on a plan to contain the debt crisis. within hours, harmony was broken when mr. sarkozy told french television that greece should never have been allowed to join the eurozone at all. in a moment, the reaction from the greek foreign minister, worst air report from our foreign editor. >> financial markets rose following news europe's leaders have agreed on a plan to fix the eurozone crisis. they did not get all the detail they were looking for, but what they heard exceeded expectations and has fought iraq time to deliver on commitments made. -- and has bought europe time to deliver on commitments made. >> i am v
we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> in the past couple of decades, internet use has spread across the planet, invading every aspect of life. in countries like south korea, going online seems to have become a necessity. >> [speaking korean] >> usually, i go online as soon as i wake up. on average, i use the internet for about 6 hours a day. >> in a unique experiment, the bbc has removed internet access from 2 families for a week, in this the most wired nation on earth. >> in other parts of the world, the digital superhighway still hasn't reached its destination. how many people here actually know what the internet is? [indistinct chattering] >> internet? anybody? now, though, we're going to be providing internet access to this village in northern nigeria. so, what happens when we turn the internet on here? >> and off here? [indistinct chattering] >> it's not exactly the information superhighway. [bleating] welcome to the village of gitata, 2 1/2 hours north of the nigerian capital abuja. what strikes you as you arrive in gitata is the fact that it seems so disconnected from
an italian prison and is expected to begin her journey back to the u.s. very soon. the appeals court ruling comes four years after her roommate, meredith torturkircher was foun. the court case has played out in the court in the media. >> after spending most of the day in prison, she came back to the court for nighttime verdict. her face drained of color, amanda noxubee this was a moment that could change her life. and then came the decision she had been dreaming of for almost four years. >> the defendant is acquitted because they have not committed the crime. amanda knox's been freed. >> sobbing, amanda knox was led from court. minutes later, her sister spoke outside. >> we are thankful to the court for having the courage to overturn this decision. >> the murder victim was meredith kercher. she had been found with her throat slit several times in the home she shared with a mendon box. amanda knox and her boyfriend fell under suspicion because of their strange behavior after the murder and their stories kept changing. the evidence against her began with the life she told during questioning.
, even at the -- as protests continue. numbers on job abuse in the u.s. >> clearly, it is a major epidemic that we need to get a grip on, so it does not continue to spiral out of control. >> a new theory -- some van gogh did not kill himself, but was shot accidentally -- vincent van gogh did not kill himself, but was shot accidentally by two teenaged boys playing with the gun. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. there are reports of bloodshed in the city of homs in central syria. the relentless protests are remarkable. the bbc investigation has found evidence of injured protesters being shot dead while lying in their hospital beds. this is one of the first journalists to get in to homs. she went in undercover. this is her exclusive report. >> despite the daily death toll, the protests in syria continue, but the tactics have changed. they're held at night to minimize casualties. the protesters called for reform today, as the name of each atrocity and massacre carried out by the assad regime is called out, the crowd called for the death of the president by
further, saying the u.s. should consider bombing pakistan or putting boots on the ground. there were remarks in an interview today. >> you think the u.s. should consider bombing pakistan? >> the u.s. has already bombed pakistan. >> they don't like it, though, the pakistanis. they think it's a violation of our natural sovereignty. >> a bomb is a bomb. they are bombing it. so they are agreeing with me that bombing is part of the solution. >> do you want them to go further? >> absolutely. >> boots on the ground in pakistan? >> why not? if they go in -- to a village to arrest an expendable taliban fighter, they should be fair, and there must be justice. they should do the same thing in pakistan, or if they don't attack pakistan militarily, they should stop economic assistance. they should isolate the pakistan army so they can feel the heat and stop this double game. >> former afghan intelligence chief there. so how should the u.s. proceed when it comes to relations with pakistan? that's one of the major questions i addressed with the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan from 2003 to 2005. i sp
of the thousands of prisoners in exchange for the captured israeli soldier. bbc.com/news. to libya, and the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has held talks with the libyan internal authority in tripoli. mrs. clinton said that she was proud to be standing on the soil of a free libya and it was a privilege to see its new future being born. she is the highest lovell american official to visit libya since the uprising against colonel gaddafi. >> hillary clinton flew in on a military transporter, not her usual american government boeing. it is not equipped to deal with the surface to air missiles scattered at around libya. no government ministers, but grateful fighters chanting "god is great." the official welcome was warm and grateful, too. it is not every day the u.s. years words of thanks in the arab world. >> they give as military support, moral support, political support. we think and respect what the americans have given us. >> libya is rich with its own billions of dollars, so she did not pledge any money, but offered american expertise and assistance to rebuild the country. she called
are worried because we will lose all of the land. that will leave us with nothing. >> in an age of food and security, as prices rise across the globe, there is pressure to dramatically change the way that the land of africa is cultivated. 50 years after the end of the colonial order, zambia is opening its doors to foreigners once more. >> there are excellent conditions for agriculture, the climate, the amount of water, the quality of the soil. >> this is the zambian bush. hear, the british firm has leased an existing commercial farm of 25,000 acres. their aim is to maximize profit by maximizing yields. >> the best yield is about 14.2 pounds. >> this man runs the operation. he used to farm in zimbabwe before it being driven off the land. he says it is possible to get 30 times the yield obtained through farming. the achieve this through economies of scale, better irrigations, and a new approach to soil. >> you can extract nutrients from the soil. >> this is vulnerable to more efficient farming. the farm labor depends for accommodation, medical care, education for the children. this projec
. i know you will be going to misrata as well. thanks for a much for joining us. ok. the fighting part of this revolution effectively over. president obama today said there is still a long and winding road ahead for libya. >> for four decades, the gaddafi regime ruled the libyan people with an iron fist. human rights were denied, innocent civilians were detained, beaten come and killed, and libby's wealth was squandered. the enormous potential of the libyan people was held back in terror was used as a political weapon. today, we can definitively say that the gaddafi regime has come to an end. the last major regime's stronghold has fallen. the new government is consolidating the control over the country. one of the world's longest- serving dictators is no more. >> president obama speaking at the white house. one of the americans who pushed hardest for the u.s. to get involved in the nato mission in libya was florida's senator mark o. rubio. he recently returned. i spoke to him a short time ago. thank you for joining me. you have been an advocate of the bank commission. i imagine you fee
with the question. is there room and resources for all of us? the united nations cultural organization, unesco, approved palestine as a member, prompting israel and the u.s. to freeze funding. one of the world's finest -- finest collections of islamic art goes on display in york. is it culture or politics? welcome to our viewers on pbs in america, and around the globe. if you are feeling a little cramped today, you have good reason. planet earth never has a population of 7 billion. the philippines was the first country to declare the seven billionth person, a little girl who is no doubt aware of all of the fuss. other countries claim milestone babies. the question remains -- can the world cope with so many of us? >> it is more about symbols than exact sums when it comes to global population. the u.n. has declared that in each country, one baby going on october 31 becomes the seven billionth person. there are many tiny candidates. is philippines' contribution dankeeka mae, blissfully unaware of her celebrity status. going in a crowded public hospital in manila, she was greeted with a chocolate
, all of these roads will be covered with snow. >> thank you very much for joining us. now to the latest news from libya, five days after he was killed, colonel gaddafi has been buried in a secret location in the libyan desert. the ceremony took place at dawn this morning. since his death, his body had been on display at in each storage facility in misrata. -- at a meet storage facility in misrata. >> this purports to show the bodies of gaddafi and his son. this is the only footage of that has emerged claiming to show elements of the secret funeral. a convoy of cars are arrived at the market complex where the colonel's corpse had been on display. then, they laughed for an unknown destination in the desert. after days of disagreement, the spectacle in the refrigerated meet container was finally over. symbols are potent bargaining chips in the new libya. this giant fist once stood and colonel gaddafi's compound. it has been brought here to misrata as a sign of achievement. colonel gaddafi's body was the ultimate war trophy at all -- the ultimate war trophy. as the victims argued over the s
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